The Indianapolis Star (Indianpolis, Indiana) Tuesday 24 June 1952 page 19
The Things I Hear! THE 01. D library h t. i.rg at Meridian and Ohio, nou- nou- housing 1 ho Schm.l Roaid offices offices and the Business Branch Lihtarv, is Retting Retting its face cleaned. Thp limestone etenor of the building is being Rand- Rand- blasted. Anil about lime, too. Because of pigeons and humans who can t resist resist carving their names and initials into the soft stone the building has become most unsightly. Along with the cleaning the board has contracted to have the ledges bird-proofed. bird-proofed. bird-proofed. What they can do about the zanies who carve the building I don't know. . . . Lawrence Balderson, custodian of the building, was sweeping the sidewalk the other day and noticed a pigeon on the walk. Instead of taking a whack at it with his broom, as he was tempted, he took another look and discovered discovered it wore a band on its leg. Turned out it w as a carrier pigeon w hich had dropped out on a 1,000-mile 1,000-mile 1,000-mile flight- flight- to Middlebury, O. Mr. Balderson is caring for it until it gets in condition to continue the flight. THE HEAVY rainfall which hacked up sewers and flooded basemen is Saturday night did a lot of damage. But it had its good I REALLY walked into qi Friday with that item about the confused Wisconsin resident resident who wrote the Indiana State C. of C asking information on Pikes Peak. As I entered Nutt's hardware store in Carmel Saturday, Henry Burger "jumped" me about it. " do have a Pikes Peak in Indiana down in Brown County," he advised me. "Maybe that Wisconsin man wasn't so confused confused after all." At the office I found some, letters similarly straightening me out. One was from Mrs. Charles Brown of Columbus. Another was from Juanita Beabout, Route 6, Columbus. THE STORY of how Pikes Peak, Indiana, got its name was recalled by Lester C. Nagley Sr. It goes back to 1S49. when an adventure-.some adventure-.some adventure-.some Brown County resident sold his belongings belongings and set out for the gold rush in a wagon bearing Ihe slogan, "Pikes Peak or Bust." The gold-seeker gold-seeker gold-seeker told his neighbors goodby forever. But when he got to the Ohio River, a long trip in those days, he became so homesick homesick he turned around and returned to Brow n County. The neighbors had lots of fun kidding kidding him. There was so much mention of Pikes Peak that they got to calling the community community Pikes Peak. But I still think the Wisconsinite wished information on Pikei Peak, Colorado not Indiana.